Mite/Insect Control on Fruit
researchers showed in the 1920s that botanical oil sprays killed aphids
and scale insects. These oils were not utilized because of development
of synthetic insecticides and more uniform petroleum oil formulations.
Plant oils are currently utilized for controlling pests in stored
seeds and foods.
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Management of terrapin scale and San Jose scale on dormant fruit trees with soybean oil
Vegetable oil applications control scale insects on dormant apple and peach trees
Soybean Oil Influences Aphid Populations and Photosynthesis of Apple | pdf | html